5 Collagen Benefits For Your Skin
August 27, 2020
Let’s face it, in an age of social media, selfies, and filters, most of us have felt the pressure to present a flawless face to the world. There’s no doubt that having a gorgeous glow, clear complexion, and supple skin can make all the difference to our confidence and help us feel fabulous.
But, in reality, is that something that can easily be achieved? Surely, such perfect skin is out of reach? We don’t think so! At Absolute Collagen, we’re confident that marine collagen is the answer to making your skin feel lit from within. Join us as we talk you through the main collagen benefits for your skin.
But First, A 10 Second Intro To Collagen
Collagen is the most abundant protein in your body, accounting for 80% of your skin.
You’ve probably heard how this clever little protein produced by your body can help ward off wrinkles and fine lines. It’s true! Collagen is vital for maintaining your skin's elasticity. Over time, however, your body’s ability to produce collagen drastically reduces. Aging, smoking and the environment all contribute to its decline.
Collagen Benefit #1: Deals With Dryness
As far as skin types go, it’s common for many of us to fall on the drier side of the spectrum. Those harsh winter months really don’t do our skin any favours - especially here in breezy ol’ Blighty! Fortunately, many of our customers have commented on how hydrated their skin feels since taking our liquid supplement. A 2019 review similarly confirmed that taking 2.5-10 grams of oral collagen supplements every day increases skin hydration and treats dry skin. Our lovely Absoluters Carolyn and Grainne agree Absolute Collagen has helped them to substitute dry, dehydrated skin for dewy, plump skin.
Collagen Benefit #2: Puts The Snooze On Tired, Hollow Eyes
Even if you’ve had a solid eight hours sleep, sunken, hollow or puffy eyes can persist – making you look tired and run down. The cause of sunken eyes, known medically as tear trough hollows, can be due to various factors including dehydration, vitamin deficiencies, genetics, allergies or being a smoker. Collagen loss, which occurs as we age, is also a factor. As the skin here is so delicate, it is often the most noticeable place for this loss to occur on the body. It also explains why it is common for the colour of the skin surrounding the eye to be darker than elsewhere on the face. Our collagen drink helps to stimulate collagen production, which helps to repair these signs of tired, sunken eyes.
Absoluter Louis says it took just 2 weeks for him to notice improvements to his under-eye area after taking Absolute Collagen. “My face started to look better. Normally I have terrible bags under my eyes and forever look tired. I haven’t got any more sleep than normal, although the bags have slightly reduced.”
Collagen Benefit #3: Smooths Noticeable Lines
Aging is inevitable and, here at Absolute Collagen, we believe it is something to be celebrated rather than feared. Laughter lines, in particular, represent happiness, beauty and wonderful life experiences. We understand, though, that for some people it can be hard to embrace them. After all, for years, society and the media has often promoted the message that aging isn’t attractive. Of course, if you’re concerned about your lines and it’s impacting your confidence, there’s certainly no harm in trying to minimise them. Whether it's your marionette lines or crow’s feet that bother you, Absolute Collagen can help. Check out what some of our Absoluters have to say below.
Collagen Benefit #4: Say Hello To A Gorgeous Glow
Who doesn’t love a fresh, radiant, bright and healthy complexion? Sadly, as we get older, we become more vulnerable to a loss of firmness and dull skin. Collagen can rectify this by providing elasticity to the skin, giving you the glow of someone who’s just returned from holiday or is in the first throes of love!
Collagen Benefit #5: Plump, Supple Skin That Bounces Back
When we’re young, there are minimal consequences for pulling different expressions - be it smiling, frowning or even pouting! Indeed, our skin tends to bounce back to its original, smooth appearance in a super quick fashion. As we mature and our body produces less collagen, however, our skin becomes less effective at returning to its previous state. Of course, nothing is more beautiful than wearing a smile, but the result is often a build-up of fine lines and wrinkles. Plus, we tend to lose fat from our face, which can contribute to a less-than-youthful complexion.
If this is something that concerns you, collagen can help restore your skin’s mojo and make it feel plumper.
Collagen Benefit #6: Itch & Scale Free Scalp
Interestingly, collagen may also support your scalp too. After all, the scalp is skin. According to Eva Proudman, our resident hair expert, the health of both our hair and scalp is very much influenced by our lifestyle, health and diet. Absolute Collagen can really help to ensure good levels of protein and essential amino acids are consumed in an easy to take sachet - essential for nourishing and strengthening hair.
In addition to this, our hair trial revealed that taking Absolute Collagen can help soothe and calm inflamed, itchy and scaly scalps, plus it can make your hair fuller and thicker. Indeed, it can help with blood supply, cell renewal, absorption of iron and the overall strength of the hair. So, you could be well on your way to a seductive, hair-advert-worthy scalp and locks – what’s not to love about that?
Have you noticed any benefits of taking collagen for your skin, or elsewhere for that matter? Absolute Collagen doesn’t just benefit the skin. Many of our customers report outstanding results for their hair and nails too. Why not get in touch and let us know? We always love hearing from you!